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Workplace and Education Law Solutions

Workplace and Education Law Solutions

Responsive and creative legal advice designed to ensure

our clients stay compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape.

Responsive and creative legal advice designed to ensure our clients stay compliant in today’s ever-changing landscape.
Our History and Guiding Principles
Jules Halpern founded the Firm in 2004 with the philosophy of providing practical, competitively priced counsel to clients who could benefit from his corporate legal and human resources background. Paul Scrom joined the Firm in 2013 and became a Partner in 2018, demonstrating his keen knowledge of the intricacies of workplace law, with an innate ability to explain and apply complex legal issues in an understandable fashion.

Workplace and education law exist in climates that have become increasingly compliance-oriented and reputation-sensitive. Thus, our goal is to always be there for our clients, and to provide creative and practical solutions to their individual and organizational needs. As attorneys, we act as facilitators, and we always collaborate internally, providing novel approaches that resonate with our clients. We examine each issue from a business and legal lens, achieving results that advance our clients’ goals, while adhering to compliance standards.

Our collegial atmosphere reflects our even-tempered personalities. We genuinely enjoy the areas of law we practice, and we thoughtfully approach each assignment with a singular focus. We are committed to diversity and our staff consists of individuals of different genders, ancestries, and ethnicities.

Thought Leadership
Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Even as more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 and restrictions start to slowly loosen, many organizations plan to remain either entirely or partially remote in their operations. While most employees and managers enjoy the flexibility and...

A New Chapter

As 2021 begins, the Firm has been re-named, Halpern & Scrom Law PLLC. My Partner, Paul, who...

Managing Remotely

Roughly one-third of American adults have spent time working from home as a result of the...

Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Professionalism in the Virtual Workplace

Even as more Americans get vaccinated against COVID-19 and restrictions start to slowly loosen, many organizations plan to remain either entirely or partially remote in their operations. While most employees and managers enjoy the flexibility and...

Personal Lessons From COVID-19

It has been almost a year since the COVID-19 pandemic has come upon us. Let’s pause and think about the universal and human behavioral lessons we...

A New Chapter

As 2021 begins, the Firm has been re-named, Halpern & Scrom Law PLLC. My Partner, Paul, who has nearly ten years of legal experience, eight with...

Managing Remotely

Roughly one-third of American adults have spent time working from home as a result of the pandemic. While it has been a challenge for many of us to...

Articles

NY Legalizes Marijuana – Implications for Employers

Last month, the New York State Senate passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). Upon being signed into law by Governor Cuomo, the Act made recreational use of marijuana legal in New York. Managers need to be aware of the protections...

Updates to FFCRA Leave

Last week, Congress and President Biden enacted the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. ARPA has widespread effects on many areas of the economy and has resulted in stimulus checks for many qualifying Americans. ARPA also extended relief...

New Act Impacts COBRA Coverage

This article will focus on the changes the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has ushered in for employers and for those who qualify for continuation of health coverage under COBRA. COBRA, short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget...

New York Passes Paid Leave for Vaccination

On Monday, March 15, Governor Cuomo signed a law making New York employees in both the private and public sectors eligible for four hours of paid leave to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers must provide the leave per vaccination, meaning that...

Articles

NY Legalizes Marijuana – Implications for Employers

Last month, the New York State Senate passed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA). Upon being signed into law by Governor Cuomo, the Act made recreational use of marijuana legal in New York. Managers need to be aware of the protections...

Updates to FFCRA Leave

Last week, Congress and President Biden enacted the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021. ARPA has widespread effects on many areas of the economy and has resulted in stimulus checks for many qualifying Americans. ARPA also extended relief...

New Act Impacts COBRA Coverage

This article will focus on the changes the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has ushered in for employers and for those who qualify for continuation of health coverage under COBRA. COBRA, short for the Consolidated Omnibus Budget...

New York Passes Paid Leave for Vaccination

On Monday, March 15, Governor Cuomo signed a law making New York employees in both the private and public sectors eligible for four hours of paid leave to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. Employers must provide the leave per vaccination, meaning that...